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Fondation Beyeler

Baselstrasse 101, Riehen 4125, Switzerland
41 61-645-97-00
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Riehen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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San Sebastian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Very well curated exhibition, we really enjoyed it.The price was too high taking into account that the rest of the museum was closed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I probably visited 10 times or more. There is a permanent expo of Beyeler's private collection and a special feature of contemporary artists. Currently G. Richter. Everytime I visit I enjoy the garden, the remarkable building and of course the artwork. Contemporary art lovers visiting Basel should not miss it. The tramway brings you to the front door (the foundation... More

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Boston
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the worst museums I've seen. I am not sure why there was a line to get in and it wasn't inexpensive. I brought my 16 year old son along after getting a recommendation from the hotel on museums. It was a small museum and didn't offer much to see other than rooms with a lot of... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Almost every visit to the Fondation helps me see the world In a different way. My favorite art museum in the world!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Simply wonderful: incredible permanent collection and Piano's structure that exploit natural light without aid of artificial lights. Lovely garden outside. Do not miss current exhibition of Gerard Richter

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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

what a wonderful building on the outskirts of Basel near the German border easily reached by tram No 6. great restaurant for Flammkuchen on the grounds

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the number 6 tram just to see the Swiss countryside and randomly got off at the Beyeler Foundation stop. Being an art teacher, I decided to pay the 20 francs just to see what was inside. WOW. Eventhough I was severely underdressed and accidentally set off the alarm for getting too close to the Monet, I thoroughly enjoyed... More

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been to many museums around the world, but none of them compared to the Beyeler! This is a very modern museum located in the suburbs of Basil on the number 6 line. We saw the current Gerhard Richter exhibit and loved the way they displayed his works and enjoyed the short movie showing him actually creating his pieces.... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Housing the collection of the legendary gallery owner Ernst Beyeler, this museum built by the famed architect Renzo Piano is situated on the outskirts of town, around 20 minutes or so by tram from the city center. It currently (till September, I believe) shows a retrospective of Gerhard Richter, perhaps Germany's best known contemporary visual artist.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The building is designed by Renzo Piano and it is fantastic for a museum. The garden is spectacular. We were there during Art Basel and there were a lot of people. Only problem was to find place in the restaurant and to be served. We visited Gerhard Richter exposition which was very good. What is interesting for me was the... More

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